Go to http://www.onlytheessential.com to check out the new trailer!!! The full length film will be available to stream for free online, as well as premiering around the country and being submitted to film festivals. Prior to the hike we successfully ran a Kickstarter fundraiser, and we are deeply grateful for the independent financial support of those who backed our project. The film is a non-commercial project … Continue reading “Only The Essential” Trailer Released
After some hot tubbing and home cooked food in Portland we headed back to the trail. But, first we stopped at REI to pick up some better rain gear for the infamous rainy Washington. Then we rushed back to cascade locks to get to the post office before it closed so I could get my new shoes and backpack as well as send all our … Continue reading WASHINGTON!!
After spending time with Cali’s family we got back on trail by the three sisters in Oregon. We sauntered on, taking our time enjoying the beautiful sights of the area. The three sisters are three volcanoes right in a row, south sister, middle sister, and north sister. It was a remarkable section as you walk past all of them in 2 days. After the sisters … Continue reading Sauntering through Oregon
I had a blast at the wedding back east but was itching to get back on trail. Colin had decided to hike on ahead of me in hopes of getting better weather in Washington. But, Cali was with me now!!! Which I was super excited about. She hiked for two weeks in the High Sierras before the wedding and then jumped up to join me … Continue reading Back On Trail
Wow it’s been a crazy last month. After leaving Tahoe, Team Lone Pine (Zen, Hike-a-While, Lorax, and I) headed for Sierra City to meet Lorax’s Dad and family for a bbq. Our second day out we woke up to rain, everyone laid in their tent dreading getting up. I was first to leave camp and headed up the mountain, the others seemed skeptical of my … Continue reading Half Way!! Off to the Wedding!!!
WOW!!! Its been awhile since the last post, sorry about that. Its been an amazing time hiking through the most beautiful wilderness I have ever been in. There was a lot of hype going into the High Sierras and my imagination of what it entailed could not even come close to the spectacular area. I went over many passes with the north sides covered in … Continue reading Tahoe: Mile 1,094
HEY!!!! Been a few miles since the last post but we’ve been cruisin and having a blast. Last post we were at Agua Dulce where we did a giant food shop and bought all our food for the next few hundred miles through the Sierra’s and sent it out. It was a long busy day of planning so we spent a second night at Hiker … Continue reading Kennedy Meadows Mi 702!!! Time for the Sierras!!!
After a good days rest in Wrightwood we got a ride back to the trail with Brett, who had also given us a ride into town two days earlier. We were with Drama and Lorax and headed up Baden Powell to the highest point we’ve been on the trail so far, about 9,400ft. It was a tiring climb and on a hot day, after that … Continue reading Agua Dulce
photo by: Colin Arisman Leaving Idyllwild we decided to pick up our pace and aim for 20 mi days. Our first day out of town we woke to a great view of the valley filled with cloud cover below us. We hiked 6 mi to a stream where we hung out with Tiffany, Midnight Chocolate, Bjorne, and a few other hikers. We all were resting … Continue reading Idyllwild to Wrightwood @ Mile 369